Wednesday, February 10, 2021

A number of locations for Covid-19 vaccination centres in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon are to be approved and finalised shortly. In a statement released to the Western People, the HSE has confirmed that vaccination centres will be established as a joint project between the Saolta University Healthcare Group and Community Healthcare West.

The HSE also said that the standing up of these centres will be dependent on vaccine supply and workforce availability.

“We can confirm that we are actively considering locations for a number of vaccination centres across the three counties.  A number of locations will be approved and finalised shortly,” the statement read.

“The centres in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon will be spread across the region with the aim of ensuring ease of access for as much of the public as possible, while also bearing in mind that each vaccination centre will need to meet many clinical and logistical requirements.  Our priority will be to ensure that the vaccination roll-out continues to be safe and efficient.”

“The provision of these vaccination centres is a considerable undertaking, and we would like to thank all of our staff who are working so hard to make these vital centres a reality in a short space of time,” the statement concluded.

HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid confirmed on Sunday that up to 40 large vaccination centres will be put in place across the State to administer Covid-19 vaccines.

Mr Reid said some of these facilities could have 40 to 50 lanes for people to be vaccinated, while others may have 10 to 20 bays. Significant progress had been made on the deployment of the new centres across the country and the workforce required, he added.

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